Charles Harris Wesley

Fellow: Awarded 1930

Field of Study: British History

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-02-1891

Died: 08-16-1987

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Wesley, Charles Harris:  Appointed to make a study of Negro slavery and apprenticeship in the British West Indies, 1808-1838, with special reference to the economic transition from slavery to freedom, chiefly at the British Museum and the Bibliothèque Nationale; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1930.

Born December 2, 1891, at Louisville, Kentucky. Education: Fisk University, A.B., 1911; Yale University, A.M., 1913 (University Scholar); La Guilde Internationale, Paris, 1914; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1925 (Austin Scholar).

Instructor in History, 1913–17, Assistant Professor in History, 1917–19, Professor and Head of the Department of History, 1921—, Howard University. Special Investigator, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, 1928; Director of Survey, Institute of Social and Religious Research, 1929.

Publications: “The Collapse of the Confederacy,” 1922; “Student’s Manual of European History,” 1923; “Negro Labor in the United States, 1850–1925. A study in American Economic History,” 1927; “The History of Alpha Phi Alpha. A Development in Negro College Life,” 1929. Articles in The School Review, Education, The Journal of Negro History, Howard University Record.